2010-03-04 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Jackie Hahn, March 5; Josh Horton, March 5; Mike Souders, March 7; Cyrus Cunningham, 5 years old on March 8; Dorothy Mellott, March 1; Robert Strait, March 8; Paul Eckert, March 7; Ed Truax, March 6; Arlene Umbrell, March 5; and Nancy Sipes, March 9.

Arlene Umbrell had extensive surgery last Wednesday in Hagerstown Hospital.

Pat Roher Johnston of Baltimore, Md., and Thelma Kesselring Wright of Leesburg, Va., visited recently with family members Ruth “Bubbles” Fraker and family, Pat’s sister and Thelma’s mother, Bertha Kesselring, and aunt Grace Grissinger, both in the long-term care unit of Fulton County Medical Center, and also her aunt, Shirley, and Ellis Yingling and Thelma’s sister, Debbie Mitchell of Hustontown.

A 16th birthday party was held recently at the American Legion for Morgan Barclay. Her birthday was February 22.

Annette Bain Williams remains a patient in Martinsburg City Hospital. Hopefully she will be transferred to the Berkeley Springs hospital soon for a rather long recovery. Please keep her in your prayers.

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Amy Bard, Chelsie Eader, Ryan Harper, Luke Mellott, all of Southern Fulton; Ryan Defibaugh, Mc- Connellsburg; Jesse Newman, Forbes Road; and Lacey Beatty, Southern Fulton; all for basket- ball.

A 78th birthday party was held Wednesday, February 24, for Peggy Kokoszka in the social room at Myers Ave. Apartments with family, friends and neighbors.

The Willing Workers of Mc- Connellsburg St. Paul Lutheran Church were busy on Tuesday and Wednesday making more than 200 quarts of soup. This is the second batch for the year.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Harry Fix of Chambersburg, a former Fulton County resident, who passed away on Friday. Also to the family of Marie Hann, formerly of Needmore, who passed away on Sunday in at Fulton County Medical Center.

Zoe Shearer celebrated her second birthday recently with her family and other relatives and a visit from Sesame Street Elmo (Aunt Dana) that made her day.

Quotable quotes: “The most wasted day of all is one in which we do not laugh.”

It happened his week: In 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state.

Country shortcuts: Don’t mix cut daffodils with other cut flowers. They produce a toxin that kills off other flowers.

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